Addie Joss Perfect Game Box Score

Addie Joss had an uncanny delivery which started behind his right hip and appeared at the last moment - often with blazing speed. In the middle of a four way pennant race he was called on to face Big Ed Walsh and he rose to the occasion with this, the second perfect game in American League history.

"He ( Addie Joss ) was a great man. I feel sure he never made an enemy." - Cy Young
Addie Joss Perfect Game Box Score

Addie Joss

October 2, 1908 at League Park

Hitting & Fielding Notes

Chicago White Sox
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
PO
A
rf
3
0
0
0
1
0
cf
3
0
0
0
0
0
1b
3
0
0
0
7
1
lf
3
0
0
0
0
0
2b
3
0
0
0
1
0
ss
3
0
0
0
0
3
c
2
0
0
0
12
1
c
0
0
0
0
2
0
ph
1
0
0
0
0
0
3b
2
0
0
0
0
0
ph
1
0
0
0
0
0
p
2
0
0
0
1
3
ph
1
0
0
0
0
0
TOTALS
27
0
0
0
24
8

Cleveland Naps
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
PO
A
rf
4
0
0
0
1
0
3b
4
0
0
0
0
1
lf
3
0
0
0
3
0
2b
3
0
1
0
2
8
1b
3
0
0
0
16
0
c
3
0
0
0
4
1
cf
3
1
2
0
0
0
ss
2
0
1
0
1
1
p
3
0
0
0
0
5
TOTALS
28
1
4
0
27
16

a : Batter for Shaw in 9th inning.
b : Batted for Tannehill in 9th inning.
c : Batted for Walsh in 9th inning.

Error : Isbell.
Left on Base : Chicago 0, Cleveland 4.
Stolen Bases
: Birmingham, Lajoie.

Line Score
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

Chicago

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Cleveland

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 4 0
Pitching Notes

Chicago White Sox
NAME
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO

Ed Walsh (L, 39-15)

8.0
4
1
0
1
15

Cleveland Naps
NAME
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO

Addie Joss (W, 24-11)

9.0
0
0
0
0
3

Losing Pitcher : Walsh (39-15).
Winning Pitcher : Joss (24-11).

Passed Ball : Schreckengost.
Wild Pitch : Walsh.

Game Notes

Attendance : 10,598.
Length of Game : 1:32.
Umpires : HP: Tommy Connolly, 2B: Silk O'Loughlin.

Addie Joss Perfect Game Box Score



How tense was the crowd in this battle of immortals? One reporter wrote, "A mouse working his way along the grandstand floor would have sounded like a shovel scraping over concrete," and a half century later Arthur Daley of the New York Times described the performance by Addie Joss with, "the most astonishing clutch job baseball has had."

The Cleveland Indians were called the Naps during this time frame because their manager was non other than hall of famer Larry "Nap" Lajoie who managed while playing second base.

Addie Joss died three years after this game at the height of his career. During his first seven years in the Major Leagues he pitched this perfect game , a no-hitter , averaged twenty plus wins every season, and had seven one-hit performances.

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